Ford claims Mustang 'best-selling' sports car

By CARSIFU | 20 April 2020

DETROIT: The best-selling sports car for the last 50 years in the US is celebrating its 56th "This Mustang Day" birthday with two global sales crowns, earning it world’s best-selling sports car and its fifth consecutive best-selling sports coupe title.

“We’re proud of our growing Mustang stable and performance variants,” said Ford chief operating officer Jim Farley.

The Mustang model managed to sell over 102,090 units, according to the most recent new vehicle registration data from IHS Markit, making it the best-selling sports car in the world in 2019. During this period, Mustang sales in Germany increased by 33%, in Poland sales rose by nearly 50%, and in France, they nearly doubled.

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The year 2019 also marks the fifth consecutive year that Mustang was the best-selling sports coupe in the world. Sports coupes, as defined by IHS Markit, include two-door and convertible models.

In addition to continually adding personalization and technology options, Ford keeps up the Mustang momentum with the nameplate's greatest-ever performance lineup.

With up to 12 enthusiast models available globally, Ford offers customers a new golden age of Mustang performance. These Mustang variants include EcoBoost® and GT models each with two Performance Pack options, Mustang BULLITT, Mustang Shelby® GT350 and available Handling Pack, Shelby GT350R, plus Shelby GT500 with Handling Pack and Carbon Fiber Track Pack options.

“From Sweden to Shanghai, more and more driving enthusiasts are enjoying the feeling of freedom and the American open road in these new Mustangs. We are honoured to serve our owners, enthusiasts and fans for 56 years and counting,” added Farley.